Today the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire podcast welcomes our first Middle Grade writer, Janet Sumner Johnson, author of THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY. She joined me to talk about querying when you already have a book published, and the complexities of having different agencies handling your separate projects.
We also discuss the challenge of writing for middle graders, the assumption that books for children are somehow lesser than books written for adults, as well as the question of what content to include for younger readers.
Then we geek out with favorite books from our childhood and how we interpreted them differently as adult readers, and the skill involved in layering a children’s book in a way that will change the meaning for an older reader.
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